Just As Long As We're Together

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Just As Long As We're Together

For you.jpg
from the album For You
Just As Long As We're Together
single art for Just As Long As We're Together
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 7 April 1978 - For You album
Album(s): For You
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
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Just As Long As We're Together is the fifth track on the album For You, and, seven months after the album's release, Just As Long As We're Together was released as the album's second single using an edit of the track (released only in the USA).

In 1979, it was included as the b-side on some versions of I Wanna Be Your Lover, the first single from Prince's second album Prince.

The track was tried out several times during Prince's early career. Basic tracking of the instrumental segment (then known as Jelly Jam) took place in Summer 1976 at Moon Sound in Minneapolis, Minnesota (during the same set of sessions as Aces, Baby, Diamond Eyes, Don't Forget, Don't Hold Back, Fantasy, I'm Yours, Leaving For New York, Love Is Forever (later renamed My Love Is Forever), Make It Through The Storm, Since We've Been Together, Surprise and Soft And Wet).

In 1976-1977, before the album sessions began, both Just As Long As We're Together and Jelly Jam were cut as separate tracks at Sound 80 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They were the first at fifth track of a tape made of the sessions, that otherwise contained Baby, Soft And Wet, My Love Is Forever and We'll Make It Through The Storm.

On 8 April 1977, Prince recorded the song from scratch in front of CBS Records executives in Los Angeles to show that he could play all the instruments and produce himself. Later in 1977 he did the same again in front of Warner Bros. executives, also in Los Angeles.

Recording dates for the album version of the song are not known, but the album was recorded at the Record Plant in Sausalito, California, from 1 October 1977 to 22 December 1977, before overdubs and mixing took place, in early January 1978 at Sound Labs in Los Angeles, California.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
1976 Moon Sound,
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Basic tracking of Jelly Jam instrumental
1976-1977 Sound 80,
Minneapolis, MN, USA
preliminary recording of Just As Long As We're Together
1976-1977 Sound 80,
Minneapolis, MN, USA
preliminary recording of Jelly Jam
8 April 1977 The Village Recorder,
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Test recording for CBS
1977 Amigo Studios,
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Test recording for Warner Bros.
October, - December 1977 Record Plant,
Sausalito, CA, USA
Re-recording
Early January 1978 Sound Labs,
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Overdubs and mixing
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocals and instruments

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Just As Long As We're Together 6:24 For You

I Wanna Be Your Lover single

Studio
Just As Long As We're Together (Edit) 3:25 Just As Long As We're Together single

I Wanna Be Your Lover single
Just As Long As We're Together promo

Edit
Just As Long As We're Together (Mono) 3:25 Just As Long As We're Together promo Mono edit
Just As Long As We're Together (Disco Mix) 6:29 Just As Long As We're Together promo Remix Remixed by Jim Burgess


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Jelly Jam Studio instrumental portion only
Just As Long As We're Together Studio Sound 80 sessions, before addition of Jelly Jam portion
Jelly Jam Studio Sound 80 sessions, as a separate track from Just As Long As We're Together
Just As Long As We're Together Studio Sound 80 sessions, combining Just As Long As We're Together and Jelly Jam into one track
Just As Long As We're Together Studio CBS test session
Just As Long As We're Together Studio Warner Bros. test session
Just As Long As We're Together Studio 1977 Record Plant version before Sound Labs Overdubs and mixing
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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